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In April 2017, Robert T. Bergsten obtained a defense verdict in a San Bernardino County jury trial for a trucking company and its driver.  In this disputed liability case, plaintiff motorcycle rider attempted an evasive maneuver around our truck as it was preparing to make a left turn into a business parking lot.  Plaintiff attempted to go around the left side of the truck, changed his mind, and collided head-on into the truck.  Plaintiff claimed movement of the truck necessitated the maneuver, but defendants argued the plaintiff undertook the maneuver voluntarily, causing the collision.  This verdict was featured in the May 1, 2017 publication of “VerdictSearch”.

In July 2017, Robert T. Bergsten received a defense verdict from Los Angeles County jury in an auto vs. pedestrian case.  Defendant’s pick-up truck made a left turn and striking plaintiff, a 45-year old homemaker, who was pushing a shopping cart in the crosswalk.  Plaintiff’s claimed injuries included contusion; decompression surgery; herniated disc at L4-5; hip; knee, and other orthopedic complaints.

In June 2016, Robert T. Bergsten received a defense verdict in Los Angeles County case involving spiral fracture of the tibia suffered by plaintiff while participating in a women’s hockey league.  Plaintiff argued lack of maintenance of the rink increased inherent risk in the sport.  The defense successfully argued that the rink was adequately maintained and maintenance issues raised by plaintiff had no causal connection to plaintiff’s injuries.

On January 28, 2015, Robert T. Bergsten, Esq. obtained a defense verdict from a Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury against a family seeking $8.2 million for the wrongful death of their son, Simon Chavez, against the defendant Cab Company. After a two-and-a-half-week trial, Robert T. Bergsten proved to a jury of 12 that the actions of the cab company were not a substantial factor in causing the death of Simon Chavez. While this case was very sad and very tragic, Bergsten was able to show the facts in a way that allowed the jury to set aside the emotional aspect of the case and focus on the evidence. For further details on this case, please click the links below:

Article from Santa Barbara Independent: Jury Deliberating Over Cab Company’s Role in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Article from Santa Barbara Independent: Jury Clears Cab Company in Passenger Death

Article from Noozhawk: Mother of Former Coach Simon Chavez Files Lawsuit in Hit-and-Run Fatality

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